After nearly losing his leg in college, Pharaoh Brown has earned a spot with Texans

The truth and the incredible pain stemming from his gruesomely injured leg were dueling enemies for Pharaoh Brown.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown (85) makes a 16-yard touchdown reception against. Cleveland Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell (39) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Cleveland.

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Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown (85) makes a 16-yard touchdown reception against. Cleveland Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell (39) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Cleveland.

No one, not his mother, nor his wife, nor medical personnel wanted to reveal the potentially awful news.

While playing for Oregon in a road game against Utah, Brown suffered such a serious injury to his right knee — tearing ligaments including his anterior cruciate ligament and stretching an artery in his leg, which caused internal bleeding and cut off blood flow below his shin — that doctors considered amputating his lower leg.

The injury was so gross as Brown awkwardly stepped on a teammate’s foot

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For-profit schools losing influential Education Department friends after election

For-profit colleges never had a better friend in the Cabinet than outgoing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Michigan Republican fundraiser and investor joined the Trump administration with a history of financing firms that worked with proprietary colleges, and her agency has spent the last four years snipping away regulations the industry found burdensome.

Things are about to change.

But while the mood for for-profit colleges is widely expected to sour under a Biden administration, the contours of the debate over private-sector, post-secondary education have shifted radically since presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden was last in office, in part due to COVID-19.

For months, Mr. Biden has talked up publicly-funded, two-year trade and community colleges as an alternative to expensive four-year schooling. The Democrat’s campaign has also frequently invoked Jill Biden, the candidate’s wife and a community college writing professor, as the public face of a campaign to revitalize two-year colleges

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College football: Indiana snaps losing streak to Michigan

Michael Penix Jr. passed for 342 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 Indiana beat No. 23 Michigan 38-21 on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind., for its first victory against the Wolverines in 33 years.

With a chunk play here, a free play there and a few dinks and dunks thrown in to keep drives alive, Penix helped Indiana snap a 24-game losing streak in the series — tied for the longest active skid in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

It was the Hoosiers’ first win against the Wolverines since Oct. 24, 1987, just their second in 41 games and only the second in the 21 games played at Memorial Stadium.

The Wolverines (1-2) still don’t have a top-15 road win since beating Notre Dame in 2006. The loss to Indiana could turn up the pressure on coach Jim Harbaugh in his sixth season at Michigan.

Iowa 49, Michigan State 7


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What happens to Johnny Depp’s ‘diminishing’ career after losing wife-beater trial?


Johnny Depp’s loss in a libel battle in London may be the final straw in a diminishing career as a major movie star but much of the damage had already been done, Hollywood observers said on Monday.

Depp, 57, best known as the swaggering Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, had sued a British tabloid that labeled him a “wife-beater” during his tempestuous relationship with his ex-wife, actor Amber Heard.

Depp had told the court he was never violent towards his ex-wife and his lawyers described the ruling as “perverse as it is bewildering”, and said it would be ridiculous for him not to appeal.

Matthew Belloni, former editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, said the sordid details of the short-lived marriage had been aired so often in recent years that the London verdict likely had little impact in the industry.

“There is a

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Nasa probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams

The asteroid Bennu
Bennu – the asteroid could hold clues as to how the Solar System was formed

A Nasa probe sent to collect rock from an asteroid several hundred million kilometres from Earth has grabbed so much that samples are spilling out.

Officials behind the Osiris-Rex probe, which landed on Bennu earlier this week, say the collection operation may have performed too well.

Pictures beamed back to Earth show a rock has wedged open the door of a container and a fraction of the sample is leaking, Nasa says.

Nasa is now trying to stow it safely.

“A substantial fraction of the required collected mass is seen escaping,” head of mission Dante Lauretta said.

The craft is believed to have collected some 400g (14oz) of fragments, he said.

The probe could not have done better, he added. “My big concern now is that the particles are escaping because we were almost a

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NASA Works To Head Off Losing Too Much Osiris-Rex Asteroid Dust

NASA said Friday that its robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex had succeeded in collecting a large sample of particles from the Bennu asteroid this week — but so much that it was leaking.

The team in charge of the probe is now working to quickly stow the remaining samples that would eventually be delivered back to Earth to provide key scientific insights.

“A substantial fraction of the required collected mass is seen escaping,” mission chief Dante Lauretta said in a phone briefing with journalists.

This NASA frame grab from a gif series captured by Osiris-Rex's camera on October 22, 2020 shows the sampler head on the spacecraft full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu This NASA frame grab from a gif series captured by Osiris-Rex’s camera on October 22, 2020 shows the sampler head on the spacecraft full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu Photo: NASA / Handout

Osiris-Rex is set to come home in September 2023, hopefully with the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era, which will help unravel the origins of

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Mars losing its atmosphere to outer space at faster rate: Isro’s MOM study

NEW DELHI: A study of data and images sent by Isro’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and Nasa’s Mars orbiter Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) has found that “Mars is losing its atmosphere to outer space at a faster rate”.

In fact, other terrestrial planets in the solar system are also constantly losing their atmospheres to outer space. The rate at which this loss happens is determined mainly by the size of a planet and temperature of its upper atmosphere”.

As Mars being a relatively smaller planet compared to Earth, it is losing atmosphere fast.

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Wednesday posted on its website these findings of scientists who had studied data and images sent by MOM and Maven about a global dust storm that enveloped the Red planet in June-July 2018. Such a global storm is one of the dynamical meteorological phenomena on Mars.

Isro had placed

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Medicine, Education, and Investment Jobs at High Risk of Losing Talent, According to Workforce Logiq’s New Q3 2020 Labor Market Report

Predictive workforce intelligence shows all but three U.S. states – New Hampshire, New Mexico, and New Jersey – decreased in employee volatility

Workforce Logiq, a global provider of AI-powered workforce intelligence, technology, and services, today released its Q3 2020 Workforce Management Benchmark Report. The market analysis, which offers a predictive quarterly snapshot of U.S. talent volatility for professional and knowledge workers, reveals the total number of these employees categorized as volatile – and more likely to switch jobs – is down 7% over last quarter.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a rollercoaster impact on the labor market. Our benchmarks indicate employment sentiment is stabilizing after a highly volatile second quarter,” said Jim Burke, Workforce Logiq’s CEO. “Given recent corporate downsizing announcements, new COVID-19 spikes, and continued economic difficulty, employee volatility and retention risk may pick back up through end-of-year. Every employer needs to be equipped with data and context

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Some Democrats fear losing college students’ votes because of widespread remote learning.

With college campuses quiet as universities adopted online instruction to help stop the spread of coronavirus, a new political wrinkle came with it: Some House candidates, typically Democrats, can usually count on support from students living on college campuses in their districts — but many of those students are now living back home.

For Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, a Democrat who beat an incumbent Republican in 2018 and flipped the Eighth Congressional District blue for the first time in 20 years, the switch to largely virtual teaching means the potential loss of thousands of reliably Democratic voters at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

In a House district that was decided last time by 13,098 votes out of more than 340,000 ballots cast, the loss of any votes this year keeps Ms. Slotkin up at night. She can no longer pitch herself to a captive audience of students hanging

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With College Campuses Quiet, Some Democrats Fear Losing Students’ Votes

In Michigan, where President Trump won in 2016 by fewer than 11,000 votes, students’ votes could make a difference. But Cristina Smith, a 19-year-old music major from Alma, Mich., said she noticed fewer students on campus during voter registration drives at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, where there is a hybrid of online and in-person classes.

“We had tables out, but there aren’t as many people walking around campus, so we didn’t see as many people,” she said.

In the Eighth District, Ms. Slotkin has devised a strategy to make up for the potential loss of Michigan State students’ votes in her race against Paul Junge, a lawyer, former television news anchor and former employee of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the Trump administration.

Although he’s not considered a particularly well-known candidate in the swing district, Mr. Junge has raised just over $1 million for his campaign

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